ACC 616 Topic 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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ACC 616 Topic 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

ACC 616 Topic 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

Topic 7 DQ 1

Using ProQuest Accounting and Tax, through the GCU Library (http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/accountingtaxbanking/business/fromBasicHomePage?accountid=7374), find an article about the capital gains tax that was published within the past year. Provide a brief summary of the article and discuss the main concerns of the author. Do you agree with those concerns? Why or why not? In responses to your classmates, compare the conclusions and concerns in your article to someone else’s article.

Topic 7 DQ 2

Choose a tax issue specifically related to your ARP business or industry. Utilize at least three different tax websites (types of sources) discussed in Chapter 7 of Accounting and Auditing Research: Tools and Strategies, and summarize the information on the tax issue provided there. Do the websites agree on this issue or are there differences? Which of these websites provides the primary authority on the issue?

Some examples of tax issues include:

  1. Deductible meal and entertainment expenses
  2. Deduction for foreign travel
  3. Tax consequences of an athletic scholarship
  4. Taxation of long-term capital gains
  5. Recognition of income on extinguishment of debt
  6. Whether an accrual basis securities firm has gross income under sec. 451(a) on the trading date or the next year on the settlement date when all the work is performed, payment is due, and money received.

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Topic 7 DQ 1

Using ProQuest Accounting and Tax, through the GCU Library (http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/accountingtaxbanking/business/fromBasicHomePage?accountid=7374), find an article about the capital gains tax that was published within the past year. Provide a brief summary of the article and discuss the main concerns of the author. Do you agree with those concerns? Why or why not? In responses to your classmates, compare the conclusions and concerns in your article to someone else’s article.

Topic 7 DQ 2

Choose a tax issue specifically related to your ARP business or industry. Utilize at least three different tax websites (types of sources) discussed in Chapter 7 of Accounting and Auditing Research: Tools and Strategies, and summarize the information on the tax issue provided there. Do the websites agree on this issue or are there differences? Which of these websites provides the primary authority on the issue?

Some examples of tax issues include:

  1. Deductible meal and entertainment expenses
  2. Deduction for foreign travel
  3. Tax consequences of an athletic scholarship
  4. Taxation of long-term capital gains
  5. Recognition of income on extinguishment of debt
  6. Whether an accrual basis securities firm has gross income under sec. 451(a) on the trading date or the next year on the settlement date when all the work is performed, payment is due, and money received.
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